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Nature On Trail: Plants

A field guide to plants and critters in Washington: Washington's wild country is home to a rich diversity of wildlife, wildflowers, plants and geology. In this section, you'll find articles written by WTA members about plants. You'll learn about habitat, ecology and suggested hikes for best observation.

A field guide to plants and critters in Washington.

Washington's wild country is home to a rich diversity of wildlife, wildflowers, plants and geology. In this section, you'll find articles written by WTA members about plants. You'll learn about habitat, ecology and suggested hikes for best observation.

Click on the photo or text below to learn about these flowers and plants found on trails in Washington State:

 

 Balsamroot Plant  

Arrowleaf Balsamroot

 Devil's Club

Devil's Club

 Beargrass & Rainier  

Ethnobotany

Sword Fern

Ferns

Bunchberry

Forest Floor Plants

Sitka & Cedar

Forest Ecosystems

Shooting Star

Jeffrey's Shooting Star

 Krummholz Larches  

Krummholz

Madrona

Madrona

Salmonberry

"Other" Berries

Pacific Rhododendron

Pacific Rhododendron

 Skunk Cabbage  

Skunk Cabbage